Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity Support


The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is pleased to provide support to undergraduate students engaged in research, scholarship, or creative activity. Scholarships and/or other funding between $1,000 and $4,000 will be awarded to recipients for the 2024-25 academic year. Applicants must have a current declared major within CAS and be in good standing. Projects must be guided/supervised by a tenure- or career-track faculty member in CAS.


The application for support should be 5 pages in length and include all of the following components:

1. CAS Grant and Fellowship Support Cover Sheet (1 pg)

The fillable pdf cover sheet form for this program can be found at Grant and Fellowship Support website. All requested information must be provided.

2. Research/Creative Activity Description (2 pages)

The applicant must provide a non-technical, two-page description as outlined below.

  • A brief statement (no more than 1 paragraph) introducing yourself and your academic profile and interests.
  • A description of your overall engagement with research, scholarship, or creative activities.
  • A description of your current or planned research, scholarship, or creative activity and its significance.

3. Faculty Support Letter (1 page)

The sponsoring faculty mentor or mentors must have their primary appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences. The letter should include:

  • Confirmed agreement to support and actively supervise the research, scholarship, or creative activity described by the student.
  • Description of the activities in which the mentor(s) and the student will work together

4. Resume (1 page)

Provide a one-page résumé that includes, but is not limited to, applicant name, WSU ID number, mailing address (local, permanent, and departmental), telephone number (local, permanent, and departmental), e-mail address, academic accomplishments, declared major, and anticipated date of graduation..


Terms and Conditions of Award

Funds will be deposited into student accounts or a department account dependent upon the type of fund and/or Gift Use Agreement. Funds are intended to support the student and will not necessarily directly support the research, scholarship, or creative activity.

Award recipients are required to submit an abstract to the 2025 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) or other professional presentation.

The successful applicant will be required to submit a final report by May 1, 2025. The report may be in the form of a scholarly paper, or a short written summary that accompanies a creative product, such as a collection of poetry or an electronic audio or video file documenting a creative activity. Submit final reports to CAS Grants and Fellowship Support at cas.gfs@wsu.edu.

Format and Deadline

Submit application as a single pdf attachment in an email to cas.gfs@wsu.edu no later than 5pm on January 26, 2024.

Questions may be directed to cas.gfs@wsu.edu.

Application deadline: January 26, 2024

Award amount: $1,000-4,000

Contact: CAS Grant and Fellowship Support, cas.gfs@wsu.edu